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The handover of the boat and people was held in the area of the so-called limit line in the East Sea (Sea of Japan).
The South handed over the vessel and the fishermen to the North through the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the East Sea. The boat had an engine glitch and was found near the uninhabited islets of Dokdo (Takeshima) on Sunday night. All of them expressed their desire to go back to the North, the ministry said. Despite military tensions, the two Koreas practise repatriating civilians who accidentally land in each other's territory in a humanitarian move, the Yonhap news agency reported.